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Ben Affleck Out of East Egg, Isla Fisher In

Instead of gallivanting as Tom Buchanan through the fictional town of East Egg with the likes of Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tobey Maguire, Ben Affleck has opted to concentrate his time and energy on the making of "Argo," a film about the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. There was speculation early on that the Australia-located Gatsby plans might conflict with the Middle East story. A far cry from the roaring '20s, this decidedly more somber project will be produced by George Clooney (another favorite renaissance man of sorts, incidentally).

It's not all bad news, though. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Isla Fisher is in negotiations to play the part of Buchanan's mistress, Myrtle. But what's a mistress without her man? Pondering this very question, we're going to throw the name Bradley Cooper out there. What do you think? Who's your pick for the perfect Tom Buchanan?

  • Kate

    They are doing a horrible job casting this movie. The main characters are supposed to be in their mid 20s. Mulligan is a good pick but the two male leads are way too old.

  • Chloe

    Wrong Kate....Nick turns 30 during the novel, and he went to school with Tom (which makes Tom 30 as well). Gatsby is also close in age to Tom, and Myrtle is described as being in her mid 30's.

    The only characters who are younger are Daisy and Jordan.

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